Today I want to introduce you to the first of our 24 (!) new patterns. The Store & Go Zipper Case is an unusual pattern for us because it can only be made with a circular attachment on your sewing machine.
Circular attachments are available for most machines. If you haven’t used one, it is simply a long ruler that you screw onto your machine. In the middle of the ruler is a pin, on which you will place your fabric. The ruler has a gauge so you can choose the diameter of your circle. Then, simply stitch as normal, the ruler will guide your fabric around in a perfect circle. Here is an image of what a circular attachment looks like.
To see the attachment in action, watch this informative video from Brother.
The Store & Go Zipper Case can be made two ways – as a jewelry pouch, or for your sewing accessories. The case needs very little fabric, just 3/8 yard each for the outer and lining of the pouch, interfacing, Soft N’ Stable, a 6″ zipper and scraps for the inside pockets and tabs. When unzipped, the pouch is a 10″ diameter, when zipped, it is a room 10″ x 5″.
The outside of the case, which we show made in our Crossroads Denim, is stitched with the decorative stitches on your machine, using the circular attachment. The zipper is also sewn on using the attachment.
If you choose to make the jewelry version you will add a zipper pocket to the inside lining as well as two necklace tabs. If you go the sewing accessory route, you will add a ruler pocket, scissor pocket, three elastic tabs to hold thread spools and a felt tab for needles and pins.
This is a perfect pouch to carry on your travels, and it is a great gift idea! How would you use this pattern? This contest is closed.